colugo

noun
co·​lu·​go | \ kə-ˈlü-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce colugo (audio) \
plural colugos

Definition of colugo

Examples of colugo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gliding mammals, like flying squirrels, sugar gliders and colugos are pretty impressive creatures, with some capable of flying up to 300 feet in a single jump between trees. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 10 Aug. 2017 Gliding mammals, like flying squirrels, sugar gliders and colugos are pretty impressive creatures, with some capable of flying up to 300 feet in a single jump between trees. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 11 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'colugo.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of colugo

1702, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colugo

perhaps from a language of the Philippines

Learn More About colugo

Dictionary Entries Near colugo

colubroid

colugo

colulus

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for colugo

Cite this Entry

“Colugo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colugo. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on colugo

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about colugo

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!